The day before he was due back in court facing child pornography charges, a West U resident hanged himself in his home.
Dr. Robert Kolimas, a West U resident since 1988, died on June 19 at his home on Dartmouth. He was facing three felonies for promoting child pornography.
West U Police Capt. Thad Olive told InstantNewsWestU.com that his family contacted a neighbor because they hadn’t heard from him in a few days. He was found in his home and police were called.
Olive said that Kolimas had attempted to commit suicide once before prior to a court appearance.
Kolimas was arrested at his West U home in May 2012 by the Houston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The West U Police Department was also present during the arrest.
According to records on file with the Harris County District Clerk’s Office, sexually explicit images of children were found on Kolimas’ computer while it was being repaired by computer technicians. The images were turned over to the FBI and HPD, who investigated Kolimas and found more than 40 images on his computer.
Court documents graphically depict three different photos that were found on Kolimas’ computer involving infants with grown men. The children in the photos are 12 months old, 18 months old and 5 years old, according to the complaint on file.
In his statement to law enforcement, Kolimas said that we would send the photos of the younger children so he could receive images of teenagers “that he wanted,” the complaint states.
Kolimas was a neurologist in practice and on faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, according to his obituary.